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Sunday, July 1, 2012

4th of July from the past....

Hi, everybody...
this is another EARLY HAPPY 4TH OF JULY post...
I've wanted to post something using THE COLORS OF THE DAY
all this week....not sure I can come up with that many, tho...:)
but...I'm gonna TRY.
We've been celebrating the
RED
WHITE and
BLUE
for days around Sweet Nothings.

♥♥




Blueberry muffins, 
crumbled into a vintage BUTTERMILK GOBLET,
layered with STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES and WHIPPED CREAM.

HOLY SMOKES.....
it can't get much better !!

Some of these photos are from years past..
I am just so full of thankfulness to be sharing another 4th with my family,
I am looking EVERYwhere for the RED, WHITE and BLUE.





RED WHITE AND BLUEberries ♥
COOL PEACE SUNGLASSES...
WHAAAAT ????
You want to see these on MOI...??
Now SOME of you saw me in these LAST YEAR...
and I think I still hear you laughin'.......

" PEACE TO YA, BABY"

♫♪ I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy...
born on the 4th of July....♪♫
written in 1942 by George M. Cohan...
If you haven't seen the OLD movie, with James Cagney,
I HIGHLY recommend you see it.
It is one of those GOOD FOR THE SOUL movies...
Mr. Sweet and I have it recorded and we watch it EVERY 4th of July.

I really using my beautiful LIBERTY BLUE dishes for any patriotic table setting.
My eyes start tearing when I think of how hard we fought for our freedom...
then throw in RAY CHARLES singing AMERICA
and I can bust out bawling.
GOD BLESS AMERICA...land that we love....

.....just before we put MOUNTAINS of WHIPPED CREAM on
this luscious fresh Strawberry Pie..
GOD BLESS STRAWBERRIES....

...brisket and beans....
I never cared for fire crackers much but I always loved the
rockets, sparklers  and all the PRETTY things for the 4th.






 I am so olden that I can remember signs around Dallas with UNCLE SAM
on them, saying...
"I WANT YOU"

My real dad didn't go into the military.....I am not sure why. I wish now that I had asked him about that.
Actually, there's many things I wish I had asked him but,
I guess that happens a lot.

My step-daddy DID serve in the army.



♪♫♪ Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star,
Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,
Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow,
With thoughts of San Jacenta and glorious Alamo. ♫♫♪

I just had to add TEXAS...with our pretty
RED WHITE AND BLUE.



GOD BLESS AMERICA,
THE LAND THAT I LOVE......
I do feel so blessed to live in this great country.
Oh, yes...we have troubles here but it is
STILL, and always will be, THE BEST !!


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY. 
xoxo
bj




THE EPITOME OF A
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FAMILY AND FRIENDS GATHERING... 

Joining in with
BLUE MONDAY
MOSAIC MONDAY
MOTIVATED MONDAY
ON THE MENU MONDAY
MAKING THE WORLD CUTER MON.

30 comments:

Trisha said...

God bless America! Love to see the way you celebrate!

~Trisha

NanaDiana said...

They need people like you in politics! You are just such a breath of fresh air,bj. Just adore your blog...and you...but you know that- xo Diana

Tardevil said...

Oh, B.J., you are so cute! I wish I lived near you so I could see your fun-ness in real life. Hope you and your honey have a Happy July 4th! Hope your friend gets to feeling better soon, too! Stay cool! We're melting in N.C.!

Shelia said...

Oh, what a wonderful patriotic post! You've covered all the red, whites and blues at your house including your cute little self! Love it!
Happy 4th, BJ!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

fromgentogen said...

BJ...You have given me a heart to Celebrate the Fourth...Have a wonderful Fourth of July...
Blessings, Becky

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I don't know if you saw it, or not but I decorated outside for the 4th a couple weeks ago. I just bought that plate with Independence Hall on it, this weekend! I am collecting blue ones, other than my set, to hang on the wall. Great post, BJ and have a wonderful 4th of July!

Bear Hugs~Karen

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wishing the good old USA a wonderful and blessed birthday this year. I love all that food you shared dear friend BJ and all the festivities you are going to have, wish I was celebrating with you, sounds like fun!!! Hope your friends feels better soon too. Lots of hugs,
FABBY

Linda Chapman said...

What a great post!! I feel like I should be SALUTING you!!

A good healthy dose of patriotism is SO refreshing!! We need MORE!!!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Between you and me, Deeds can do better than "the B"!! He should be so lucky....
Have a great 4th!!

Kris said...

Beautiful!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All great (and yummy) pics BJ! Love your Liberty Blue dishes, they look great on a festive table! Happy 4th of July Week:@)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great July 4th post. I did get my new flag up..(oh, bj, it's lovely..all sewn so beautifully, found it at a garage sale..paid $5 but it was worth it!)
I loved all of your many 4th decorations. You do SO good!!

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Good morning bj, I'm back!!! What a great summer so far. Crazy busy just like I like it!!! I have missed your always awesome posts and this is no exception. Unless you say it is "exceptional" and wonderful. Love those glasses, especially on you. HA!

Seriously, I love this post and all of your wonderful sentiments. You rock as a blogger and I mean it!

I have been so busy and blogging has taken a back seat for a while. I am missing everyone so much.

Happy 4th of July.

Love you much sister friend,
Jeanne

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
WoW!!! That's a lot of red, white and blue!!! All gorgeously displayed, dear friend! Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!
Fondly,
Pat

Debbie said...

What a happy and enthusiastic post! It's really just what I needed to read this morning. The flag flies here, and I continually pray for the nation that I love!

I love your glasses too.
And that movie? Why it's one of my very favorites.

Vee said...

Keep right on celebrating... I love seeing the red, white, and blue. On July 5, the town crews will take down all the flags flying throughout town...frugal little buggers they are, I guess. I prefer to see them waving all the time.

Madeline's Album said...

I really liked all your 4th of July decorations. We used to have the family over for barbacue and swim time in previous years but since my husbands illness we will spend a quite 4th, it is to much for him because he tires so quickly. The children know they can come and swim if they want to. It is starting to thunder again I have to turn off my pc. Have a blessed day and a safe 4th. Madeline

Pie said...

Dear BJ, your photos are lovely.

My Blue Monday.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj you make me feel so good with all these photos of our glorious flag and the red, white and blue! hugs, Linda

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing. I didn't know that you had these beautiful blue and white dishes. WOW!

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

DEEEEEEEELIGHTFUL post!!!!!

But please tell sweet Miss Deeds, that she can do so much better than that Beiber person! "Auntie" sezzzzzzz!!! :-)))))

"One ought, ever day at least, to hear
a little song, read a good poem, see a
fine picture, and, if it were possible,
to speak a few reasonable words."


~~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Barbara F. said...

Wow, I love the dishes, desserts, brisket, and especially those shades! Have a wonderful July 4th, filled with fun, food and family. xoxo

Ann said...

Peace right at ya babe!!! Everything is so patriotic and I love it. You put it all together beautifully-love the blue dishes. Have a fantastic holiday.
Ann

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! There's nothing like our country and I pray that this election will be a positive change for us. It's so very sad to see what's going on.

All of your decor is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing.

xo
Pat

Beverly said...

Happy Fourth of July to you and your family, my dear friend. And, may God continue to bless America.

Peace to you! Love you in those glasses. ;-)

Theresa said...

Old pictures, new pictures... I love our RED, WHITE and BLUE! ALL of your pictures are festive and creative! I am SO thankful to be an American! YES, we have problems but I wouldn't live anywhere else:) Have a blessed week, thanks for kick-starting the celebration! HUGS!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You really know how to celebrate, my dear! :)

The Blue Dress

Irene said...

Let's all meet at BJ's on the 4th for some BBQ brisket. I'll bring the potatoe salad. Happy Fourth of July!

Leah H. said...

Wow, great post, cool photos:)

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/07/denim-jacket.html

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

This post made me happy! I love red, white and blue and yet I don't have a darn thing decorated here this year. It has been so hot that hanging the flag out in the morning will be the most we get done.